Taylorville resident Kathy Driskell says she has had multiple flower arrangements stolen from Oak Hill Cemetery in recent weeks. She brought her concerns to the Taylorville City Council meeting Monday night. Taylorville Airport Manager and Cemetery Superintendent Bill Newberry says this isn’t the first time he’s received theft reports at the cemetery.
Newberry says at this point there isn’t much his staff can do.
Newberry says he does have some recommendations for those who come to mourn at the cemetery.
Newberry says his staff works with residents to set up trail cameras at the cemetery if they would like. For a full video security system, Newberry estimates that they would need at least 100 cameras and wiring for those cameras. He says a project that big would have to come from money appropriated by the city council.